From tropical downpours to winter whiteouts, these tents are designed to perform and protect in all seasons and conditions.
The best four-season tents, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on April 22, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Four-Season Tent Reviews
A very well-designed tent for three- or four-season use, with excellent protection from bad weather. Durable construction with excellent-quality materials. To me the K-2 XT is best on canoe trips on whitewater rivers, where the weight isn't significant, but the protection from wind, rain, and long stretches of cold weather is crucial. I have two 4P Timberlines and a Marmot Tungsten as well, and they're fine for summer in the south, but in the shoulder seasons, and especially in the north at any… Full review
Boy Scout leadership tent with 20 years on it! Been through Michigan winter camping to Black Hills mountain camping. Yes, it's heavy, it's not a backpacker, it has never let us down. This has been an ideal "scouter tent"—a little expensive, and a little heavy. It is built like you'd expect from a commercial tent. Full review
A tent designed for the worst conditions, the one you want to have when the going gets tough. The Marmot Thor 2p or Midgard 2p tent (two different names for the same product), is a tent designed for those expeditions where all of our equipment is put to the test, whether in snow, cold or wind. This is a tent that will always resist and protect us from what nature can send us. 1) Setup: With a 6 poles configuration, its assembly is not easy at first. Once we have done it a few times the process… Full review
This tent is not for everyone. It’s heavy at almost 10lbs with everything, and bulky. However, it’s an amazing tent for car-camping, short backpacking trips/hike ins, and if you split carrying it with a partner. It’s super well made, incredibly durable, almost 100% waterproof, and can withstand high winds consistently. Set up in CNF right before heavy rain/hail. Had to jury-rig the front vestibule as the stakes kept ripping out as the soil was super loose and wet. Ignore the messy… Full review
A pretty bomber winter tent, at a nice light weight. I've got several nights out in this tent and so far I'm pretty impressed. It's definitely a winter tent, very little mesh so wouldn't fare well in warmer weather. The tent is not quite full on bomber, but for most winter duties, it's going to work just fine. It handles snow loads and wind pretty well. Expect some condensation, but it's been pretty minimal for me. You're probably not going to find a lighter one-person, double-walled winter tent. Full review
Lifetime warranty is a lie. Mountain Hardwear refused to do anything about a lightly-used Trango 2 fly with massive delamination. The tent itself performed well early on, seeing use high on Longs Peak and Mount Whitney. It's very heavy for what it is, the stakes are of poor quality, and the guy lines are easily tangled. However, it's a sturdy, very roomy 4-season tent. Unfortunately, Mountain Hardwear does not honor their warranty. I recently noticed that the fly was flaking laminate everywhere… Full review
Compact and easy to erect. Can use as a fly or with inner and outer. I love my Minaret, but sadly it now has to be retired. In storage for a good number of years the fly has now delaminated but the remainder is in good working order, like new. Maybe I can just replace the fly. Of the early 1990s vintage it has done many tramps keeping us dry and warm. It was the tent of choice amongst my friends and we pitched on Mt Ruapehu, sleeping on the snow is never comfortable. Mt Tongariro on the rock in… Full review
Well designed tent with lots of nice touches, let down by two major flaws. I have had two of these tents for over 10 years and in that time have had multiple breakages of the aluminium poles. These are made of DAC 9mm aluminum and are sold as "extremely strong for the weight." Well, that may be, but the weakness is at the joints where the poles are even thinner than the 9mm and these have snapped under gentle breezes in back gardens, and even just when being inserted into the neighbouring section… Full review
This is a great tent if you regularly experience heavy wind and/or storms. If not it's probably overkill. It sets up extremely quickly, and keeps the interior dry even if you set it up in a storm. Even though I'm not an overnight mountaineer or even much of a winter camper (not one for snow camping at least...) I have been using four-season tents for backpacking for the last fifteen years. The main reason is in the Mountain West USA, conditions are often very windy with pretty extreme weather, and… Full review